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Old 02-12-2006, 11:56 AM   #1
swiadek
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sudo apt-get install acroread returns "Couldn't find package acroread"


sudo apt-get install acroread returns

'Couldn't find package acroread'

Same goes for Flash Player:

'E: Couldn't find package flashplayer-mozilla'

http://ubuntuguide.org/#flash-mozilla

PC running Ubuntu v5.1
 
Old 02-12-2006, 12:35 PM   #2
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Tried enabling the universe and multiverse repositories?
enter synaptic, then configuration, repositories and add the universe and multiverse repositories for all the categories.
 
Old 02-12-2006, 12:37 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by swiadek
sudo apt-get install acroread returns

'Couldn't find package acroread'

Same goes for Flash Player:

'E: Couldn't find package flashplayer-mozilla'

http://ubuntuguide.org/#flash-mozilla

PC running Ubuntu v5.1
Did you follow the adding extra repositories instructions and then sudo apt-get update to update the cache? If so I would suggest an apt-cache search package_name just to make sure that the name of what you are installing did not change.
 
Old 02-13-2006, 10:52 AM   #4
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If you install Automatix you will get all this in the package list, made my very easy:
http://easylinux.info/wiki/Ubuntu#In...28Automatix.29
 
  


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